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Avoiding catastrophes: seeking synergies among the public health, environmental protection, and human security sectors

Simon dalby, james orbinski,, P. stoett, p. daskak, c. romanelli, c. machalaba, r. behringer, f. chalk, s. cornish, b. dias, z. iqbal, t. koch, f. krampe, m. lo, k. martin, k. matthews, j. nickerson, a. price-smith, a. prieur-richard, a. raja, d. secko, a. suazo, a. swain
Global health catastrophes have complex origins, often rooted in social disruption, poverty, conflict, and environmental collapse. Avoiding them will require a new integrative analysis of the links between disease, armed conflict, and environmental degradation within a socioecological vulnerability and human security context.